It has been a sad week. Saturday night, our ward mission leader passed away from this earthly life. I have had family members pass away, but I have never seen these sorts of things first hand. My first week in this area was the last week the I saw him at church. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer the next day. The doctors only gave him 5 months to live. I was there to see every step of the way. I watched by as the cancer ate away at his body, making him skinnier and lighter as the weeks went on. I gave he and his family blessings, but the Lord’s will overpowers the priesthood that I hold. The branch seems to be taken back a little bit from it. We are doing all we can to nourish them through this tough time.
Our work is going really well. We are consistently working through and throughout the day. We saw one of our investigators make it to church yesterday. We honestly didn’t expect him to come. We called him in the morning to wake him up, and he didnt answer. Then out of no where, he walks in the chapel! He was a little bit under the influence of alcohol (at 9am), but he came none the less.
This transfer has been going by so fast. I think the attribute that I’ve been working on is meekness. It is a tough one, but it brings peace and blessings. I have already seen it bring certainty to my mind of the good outcome of submitting to God’s plan for me.
Love you all,